February 22, 2009
DYK = Did You Know?
Internet Information Server (IIS) is not required to be installed for a TFS 2008 Team Build machine
The application server for TFS 2005 still used .NET Remoting to communicate with the Team Build machine, but as from TFS 2008 the communication is set up with Windows Communication Foundation. The WCF service runs in a managed Windows Service (TfsBuildService.exe).
February 5, 2009
Test Impact Analysis is a new feature that will be part of Visual Studio Team System 2010 and it will enable developers to view which Tests are impacted by your latest code changes that are not checked in yet. I was struggling a bit to get it up-and-running but once you know the drill, it’s quite straightforward. The fact is that you need to have published test results by a Team Build on the previous stable situation.
How to set it up?
I hope that this process will be simplified a bit more in the final release. If you don’t get it working immediately, check the Build log in search for Test Impact. Note that the Build log in TFS2010 has improved a lot! Maybe a topic for one of my next posts …